is this film good or am i just gay? stay tuned.
i watched this with my mom (!?!?!?!?) per her request (!!!!!!!!!!) and she loved it even more the second time around?????? she first watched it in november and absolutely adored it but hated the german dubbing so she wanted to watch it again in english!!!!! back then she praised cate and rooney's acting and then went on a minute long praise for cate, saying she’s incredible, so elegant and graceful, even in the way she sits and that she’s “an actual queen”!!!!!!!! anyway, stan my mom!
so unapologetically queer admist a close-minded environment, it was a revelation!!! rarely have i seen such utter chemistry between the three young protagonists: sometimes a family is just a lesbian and her two best friends - a gay young man and his hopelessly romantic brother.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
"es gibt doch so viel verschiedene jungs."
"aber sie sind alle jungs."
wilma is an actual lesbian icon that they gave us in 2007 can you beliiiiieve, add the actual relationship goals of fred & sprotte, the pure soul of trude, the absolute feminst icon frieda and the idiot but my idiot melli and you got MY BEST COMING OF AGE MOVIE!
very raw and very real, first love, family struggles and bodily changes delicately captured by tender performances and an intimate camera. keep a close look or you might just miss the ratio change. the butterfly has hatched. i love a queer movie as much as the next gay, but what stood out to me was the sisterly bond which was far from easy, yet threaded with an underlying love - shoutout to lena and lena for their impeccable chemistry.